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when the baltimore ravens host the cleveland browns. jason carroll is here. the league had to move quickly. >> a lot of relief there. >> this was spiraling out of control. >> absolutely. we all remember what happened during that monday night game. 70,000 calls to the nfl because of that one particular play. there was definitely a lot of incentive to get back to the table and get this thing fixed. both sides working late into the night to make sure they could get a deal that both sides could be happy with. reaction coming in early this morning. the nfl commissioner basically saying this agreement supports long-term reforms that will make officiating better, the teams, players and fans want and deserve both consistency and quality in officiating. also coming in to us, reaction coming in also from the referee association president saying we are glad to be getting back on the field for this week's game. it could not have come any sooner, especially with tonight's game with the browns versus the ravens. >> this is an eight-year deal, which sun precedented. who got the better end of the
and west. we're quiet right now. a couple sprinkles north of baltimore. a few showers in western maryland. this is associate wade weak cold front. so weak, it won't really make it through the area. behind this front, as it pushes south and ea a little later this afternoon, there is some slightly drier air. you may notice the humidity waning just a little bit later on today. a series of cold frontss. we will gradually improve things around here over the next couple of days. this is sort of the first hit it was later this afternoon. so things will get better around here, gradually dry out and eventually cool down as we get into the weekend. here is your futurecast. put it in motion for you. you can see the cold front come through during the morning hours. here we are at 9:00 a.m. with a few showers around. be ready for a couple of showers particularly the first half of the day. later this afternoon, we could fire up a thunderstorm. north and west, i think you'll get enough of that drier air that you should generally be on the dry side later today. 87 today. palestinian leader yasser arafat
see it be done in a few hours. here's baltimore. baltimore and washington a lot, very strong storms in washington. had a tornado warning there earlier. this line now moving over toward dover and georgetown into the eastern shore. and farther south. you heard don talk about it. charlotte, 7:30 nascar in town tonight. most likely we will certainly see delays with this race. this all has to pass through. so here is a look, big picture. boston, new york, washington. don, a one day affair. just a few more hours of this. this will all push to the east tomorrow. sunny, breezy, cool. even a taste of fall in new england. highs only in the low 70s. so a big change of air mass. but kind of a big power punch as it moves through. >> thank you. >>> if you want to know which states matter most in the presidential election, well just look at where the candidates are today. president barack obama spoke at two rallies in florida. he won that state in 2008. winning it this year could help him clinch another four years. the republican mitt romney is in virginia which no one thought of as a swing state
at bw parkway. looks nice and clear from the baltimore beltway all the way to the capitol beltway. not seeing anything to worry about. if you continue southbound on 295 heading into the district, clear as well really in both directions. i'll give you a live look if you're crossing over the wilson bridge. no volume at all. very, very light in both directions, accident free. coming back in ten minutes with a look at your rails. angie and aaron, back over to you. >>> prince george's county police are now installing cameras to watch cameras. they're setting up surveillance cameras to keep an eye on the county's speed cameras after a rash of vandalism. six speed cameras have been vandalized in april, and they cost thousands of dollars to replace. police hope to have 12 surveillance cameras up in the next couple of months. they say it's a matter of public safety. >>> 4:54 now. it will be yet another weekend of delays on metro. track work impacting four of the system's five lines. only one station will be closed, the greenbelt station on the green line. but single tracking on two section
to baltimore. triple digits in dallas and phoenix. and some 70s in the pacific northwest. >>> well, one polish city really went to the dogs this weekend. the 18th annual sausage dog parade, featured a marching band and krakow's favorite pooch, the hot dog. >> wasn't a hot dog. couldn't get bratwurst. just dogs? >> the highlight a costume contest, a dog, a goldfish, and astronaut, a dog as a hot dog in a bun with ketchup and relish, down on the farm dog, jeans and bandanna. the prize as a sausage dog dressed as a mexican with a sombrero. is that politically correct? we'll show it to you. >> exactly. this dates back to 1973. been doing this a while? my girlfriend loves that little hot dog. every time she sees one on the street. loves it. >> i like hot dogs on the street, in the bun. >> from the cart. >> coming up, what katy perry wants more than anything else. >> oh, yeah, the songwriter, launched careers, made movies, and had a generation humming along. stay tuned for a fond remembrance. ♪ forever forever you'll stay in my heart and i will love you ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" brought t
at 1 pm at the green festival in washington dc, the baltimore book festival at 7 pm, and on sunday at noon in richmond, virginia at at 7 pm in norfolk virginia, wrapping up our virginia leg of the tour at virginia tech in blacksburg on monday night, before heading to denver for the first presidential debate. democracy now! is looking for feedback from people who appreciate the closed captioning. e-mail your comments to outreach@democracynow.org or mail them to democracy now! p.o. box 693 new york, new york 10013. [captioning made possible by democracy now!] democracy now!]
on baltimore in the a.l. east. rays are just two and a half bag. >> willie, obviously the big story in new york, where we're from it's new york, but my gore, buck showalter? >> incredible. >> what about the text? forget about manager of the year, what about manager of the decade. how do you turn a team as bad as the orioles around? >> baltimore and washington will be in the postseason. >> to joe's point, buck showalter manager of the year, dan duquette general manager out of baseball for ten years, tiff -- executive of the year. >> can we talk about the red sox? things have got i don't knten s. >> you and i could start. we could go to seattle, you'd be on the mound, i'd catch you. we'd win. >> how bad can it get up there? >> worse. >> wow. >> you're a little younger than most people who will be in the lineup for the yankees tonight. that's how bad they are. let's do a little golf. incredible leader board at the deutsche bank golf championship, louis oosthuizen. this is not good. it goes way off into the woods. it's like barnicle off the tee. he left rory mcilroy in the hunt with the share of th
with today's headlines -- here's the baltimore sun this morning with this headline -- we want to get your take this morning on the role of the un in global affairs. patrick is first in carnegie, pennsylvania, a democrat. good morning. caller: good morning. i think the role of the un has become bastardized because of the state of israel. all you have to do is go to the mideast section of the u.s. state department and you see and israeli presence in the state department with photographs of benjamin netanyahu and their flag. host: here is the wall street journal front-page this morning -- this is from the wall street journal front-page this morning. inside the paper it says -- and here's the picture inside the new york post of the president and michelle obama meeting with the latest from the view. jim in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, the republican line. caller: i think every free country should get out of the united nations. itthe muslims are not going to t along with anyone, so why try to pacify them? england, the united states, get out of the united nations. i'm tired of hearing hate speeches
on 2016. martin o'malley is making his rounds. he made his first appearance as the mayor of baltimore back in 2004. >> my friends, for this generation of americans to have a rendezvous with destiny, we must choose. we must choose to build a stronger america. we must choose to defend the brave and generous america that our parents and grandparents were courageous enough to choose for us. america the beautiful, whose cities gleam. my friends, to govern is to choose. at this hour, the man and the mission have met. the man is here and the choice is ours. in november, we choose to american security. in november we choose the man who bravely answered his country's calls. he is prepared to answer the call for us now and we have chosen the right president for these times. the right president for the united states. we choose john kerry, john kerry, john kerry. ♪ >> that was the mayor of baltimore, maryland, now the governor, martin o'malley. boston, massachusetts. with more on his remarks tonight, some speculate 2016. >> we are here with the washington correspondent for "the baltimore sun." >> i
insurance from the blast. host: there is an update on that this morning in "of the baltimore sun." "the 70,000 surviving firefighters and other first responders who worked at the world trade center after the attack will be entitled to free monitoring treatment for some 50 forms of cancer." that is an update this morning on the part of the story. remember, you can also send us your comments via twitter, twitter.com/c-spanwj. or you can send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. john, independent, baltimore. caller: i would agree with what is being set by most americans, that we need to move on. that does not mean that we forget what has taken place, but as a nation we need to be united and we need to really know what the threat is in this country. i think -- i was just watching a brookings on c-span that aired yesterday. defensiveness by the audience there, and also the gentleman from the brookings institute -- my goodness, you would think that this is just a little party. we do not seem to understand what has happened, especially if you look at other western countries, most notably france, wit
in 2012? susan is in baltimore. hi susan. caller: hello. no i'm not going to stick with president obama this time. i feel that he's creating such a divisive atmosphere in our country and a very -- i'm very concerned for that, being the person who we want in our leadership. i feel like he has not shown us any substantive plans in the four years that he's been in business as the president, and instead, it seems like he wants to be rehraeblgt dollars, he picks -- reelected, he picks hot button issues such as will and illegal aliens, and he just starts divisiveness and causes peoples' emotions, the people who fall in those categories, i'm one of those people, and i have children and they are in one of those categories, and he doesn't have a plan, he puts it temporarily together and touts that as plan, but it's not, so that he can get reelected. again, if he was doing a good reelection campaign and maybe used things like that but also had demonstrated over the last almost four years some good, strong substantive plans that brought the economy to our country and brought the people together, w
baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the expression of freedom worldwide. mitt romney urged other nations to emulate the free economy and suggested that the obama leadership in the middle east has been inadequate and reactive. this is a short piece to start us off from the president at united nations yesterday, talking about the middle east. [video clip] >> i believe that this message must be rejected by all those who respect our common humanity. i have made it clear that the united states had nothing to do with this video. it is an insult to muslims, and everyone. we are the home to muslims worship across our country. we not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe. we understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them. host: more headlines following these speeches, "obama talks tough on mideast extremism." "uses addressed to regain the initiative on f
. [applause] i was a social worker for baltimore families. now, i am a social worker building opportunities for families throughout america. friends, we work on macro issues and work on the macaroni and cheese issues. when women are in the halls of power our national debate reflects the needs and dreams of american families. women leading being that congress is working to create jobs. make quality childcare more middle class. because we understand the american we love grows the economy and opportunity from the middle out, not the top down. these are our priorities. these are president obama's priorities. we know that every issue is a woman's issue.2 [applause] and equal pay for equal work is an all-american issue. the 77 cents that women make for every dollar men earn makes a real difference to our families. families stretching to make every dollar count. we are so proud that the first law signed by president barak obama was the lilly ledbetter fair pay act. the first bill was about america's first principles. equality, opportunity, and prosperity. now, those republicans in the senate tried
in baltimore. but romney continues his push on national securityish shies at an event at a military college in pennsylvania tomorrow. that is a state where he is trailing the president according to recent polls. but it's one the campaign thinks it could put into play, wolf. >> why do they think that? the polls have been very lopsided in pennsylvania not just recently but for weeks and weeks. >> they've looked at that state for some time. they think it's something they could put in play. obviously they know it would be an uphill battle because in recent elections that state has been pretty solidly blue. but, wolf, i have to tell you even though these recent battleground polls have shown romney falling behind in places like ohio and florida, if you look at the attitude of the campaign, they are showing no worry, no concern. they are confident they will make up ground during the debates and this will still be a tight election come election day. >> still plenty of time to go. three debates. a lot can clearly happen. i haven't seen the romney folks put a lot of money in advertising in pennsylvan
headed towards the beltway. soil on the washington baltimore parkway. delay in and out river dale continuing inbound on new york city avenue. people hit me on twitter asking me about 5 this among. we had some problem on route 5. accident activity as you travel north bound trying to make your way past mattawoman beantown. we had the crash along 210 at livingston road and marshall hall. that's clear. again, northbound 5. slow moving trip southbound on the george washington parkway approaching key bridge. that's where we have the crash. that's the check of the fox 5 on time traffic. >> julie, thanks. the h street festival kicks off. >> holly will tell you why you want to stop by. >> you do want to stop by. you will learn something about this city that you didn't know before. a lot of this has to do with the new greater h street heritage trail. we are stopping by a few of those stops. this is the first one coming here. we'll talk about that, the festival and why you want to be a part of it coming up next. stay with us. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,
referees are out. regular officials will be back tonight at the browns/ravens game in baltimore. they reached a deal overnight that follows two days of marathon talks and three weeks of controversy over mistakes by the replacement refs. >> the eight-year agreement increases the average salary from $149,000 a year to $205,000 in 2019. it also settles a dispute over referees' pensions. this morning james brown of the nfl today told us fans and players will be glad to have the regular refs back. then it will be back to business as usual. >> they always have been appreciated, but make no mistake about it, they are some of the most competent officials in any sport globally. however, while the fans may well greet them with a standing ovation later tonight, the players and coaches will be glad to have them back, somewhere in the first quarter with the first blown call, even with the most competent officials, they will be booed. this is an oxymoron, but they will be lovingly booed as well. >> and both president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in the battleground state of virginia
in baltimore to honor our men and women in uniform from world part to. the time will not dim the glory of their deeds. the same can be said of the heroes and the victims of 9/11. the same can be said of their families, which channeled their grief into action to make america safer, whose commitment of time and generosity of spirit have given all of us strength and made our country stronger. indeed, time will never dim the memory of those who perished, the images of destruction and despair, the moment of pain and anguish, and will never dim the american people's spirit of unity in the wake of the attacks. time will never diminish the courage of our police, firefighters and all the first responders and with the 9/11 bill now all of the land, our country will continue to stand by them, indeed as well as in work. time has left the memories of 9/11 emblazoned on our hard for more than a decade. on this anniversary, and in the years to come, time will continue to tell the true story of 9/11, how the 9/11 families turned a national tragedy into a time of unity. how our country came together wi
at this in the baltimore sun -- let's listen to mitt romney talking about the issue of taxes, on nbc yesterday on meet the press. [video clip] >> people at a high income level will have fewer deductions and exemptions. as numbers will come down, otherwise they would get a tax break. i want to make sure, despite what the democrats said at their convention, i am not reducing taxes on high-income taxpayers. i am bringing down the rate of taxation but also bringing down deductions and exemptions at the high end so the revenues stay the same. the taxes people pay states the same. middle-income people will get a break. on the high end, what's coming in and say it's the same -- what's coming in stays the same. but we encourage small businesses, because they hire people. host: that was mitt romney yesterday. we are asking you about your message to congress. fred on twitter -- chicago, matt on the democratic line. caller: the thing that you just showed on the newspaper when you first open the show, a house republican agenda for this week is to pass a bill to eliminate the clean energy loans and the sequestrati
to fund that gap. host: baltimore on the democratic line, jay. caller: jerry, actually. thank you, c-span, and i really love your show. it's nice to be built to voice our opinion. my question is about qe-3. where is he getting $40 billion a month to purchase mortgage backed securities? if he has the power to do that, we cannotderstand why do this for something that is actually going to be tangible, like roads and bridges. everybody says that, but our transportation infrastructure is no longer what it takes to get stuff done quickly. the hours that dispense stuck in traffic, idling with gas at $4 a gallon will not help the situation. can you speak to where this $40 will come from?h host: referring to the federal reserve. guest: gao is at an early printed it from looking at the federal reserve pose a monetary policy activity. such as quantitative easing. we don't have a position on that because we are not able to look at that. host: is there any organization oversight of the federal reserve's monetary policy, any independent agency doing reviews? guest: not that i'm aware of. have thet
.m. time. here is "the baltimore sun" headline today -- such as the organization of islamic corp. and leaders like the turkish prime minister, the egyptian president, and the iranian president. we want to get were taken on the role of the u.n. and global force affairs. patrick is first in pennsylvania, a democrat. good morning. caller: good morning. i think the role of the u.n. has become a better light -- utterly faster diced -- bastardized by the influence of the united states. you have to go to the mideast section of the u.s. state department and you see an entirely israeli presence in the state department. degrasse of net and out to -- photographs of netanyahu -- >> how do you know that? >> this is from "the wall street journal" this morning. --s as mr. obama's aids the president has come under criticism from the gop for not scheduling a meeting with benjamin netanyahu in new york this week. here is the picture inside the : new york post" meeting with the ladies meeting from " bellview." caller: i think everybody should get out of the u.n.. why try to pacify them? italy, germ
. >> baltimore and cleveland. >> bill: that the professional refs would be back for this game tonight. so you know, otherwise we have heard, dave, it was going to take like another week, right before they could suit up and get back inside. they're not going to wait another week. >> no, they can't afford to wait because the thing that's been lurking behind all of this. you got the farce monday night. but the issue that's been lurking the last three weeks and you've seen some serious near miss is the idea of something horrible happening to one of the players in the realm of health and safety. and whether or not one could blame that when it eventually would happen on an overzealous player, on maybe just somebody getting their spikes caught in the turf, it would have been blamed on scab officials who were not able to police or manage the game. i mean the field has been described to me by one observer, i don't know if you guys ever watch the show but as deadwood in terms of there being any kind of justice or law with regards to what'
with the rush hour. >> and we have had delays southbound on the baltimore washington parkway. our friend sandy is checking in here headed from the veteran's parkway and heading southbound. heading past prince georges hospital. and thank you very much, scorpio, 767 fridge -- 767 for checking in here and continuing to pennsylvania avenue, and of course, inbound new york avenue below speed here as well and this is bandit, who checked in with the delay at a complete standstill across the anacostia and to the traffic light at bladensberg road and southbound along 270 and with lanes open. you will find yourself below speed as you continue to work your trip out of germantown and to the split. that is a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. more of the fox 5 morning news after the break.  that fridge in your kitchen may have crossed this bridge. your new car probably rode these rails. that shipment you just received was tracked by satellite. we build and maintain. we invest and innovate. so we can deliver what america needs. this year alone, freight rail companies plan to spend twenty-th
. baltimore book fest. tomorrow, richmond, virginia, at noon. and then in the evening i'll speak in norfolk. then on monday night, we'll be at virginia tech, which is very interesting, going back to the scene of the massacre. i'll be speaking there, you know, 32 people were killed there. and colin goddard is coming with us. he was one of those victims. he was shot four times. i'm also looking forward to interviewing a professor there. and then we're on to colorado for the big debate. we're going to be doing something interesting. we're both speaking on the silent majority election 2012 tour, but also we do this daily, radio and television broadcast that airs on over 1,100 stations, so we have to do the broadcast wherever we are. and being on the scene has been remarkable. i'll give you one example. we, last week, were in freeport, illinois, and got a truck, and we went to the stevenson fairgrounds. it was right across the street from a plant which happened to be owned by bain capital. across the street, the workers, the employees of this plant who worked there like, oh, dot turner for 4 ye
tonight in baltimore. what did it come down to in the end? >> i think a couple of things. first of all, the nfl could not send replament officials to green bay sunday. i think everybody in the league ew that. i mean, this had to get done this week. and i think at the end of e day, the oiaet t retain a pension system through 2016 that 89% of corporate america doesn't have anymore. okay? and they're part-time employees. this pension was important to thofficials. they get to retain it for the next five seasons. and the ls to hire a taxi squad of officials that over the next few years they can replace underperforming officials. >> peter, peel back the curtain a little bit because you talked to all the principals involved here. for the first couple of weeks, did roger goodell say to himself, we're going t weather vewobout this? >> yes. >> and did it come down to monday night? >> i think a lot of this was monday night. remember the way he thinks. he's thinking two, three, four years down the road, his main go in this was to make se fis to replace se underperforming officials down the road s
city in the country at the time. baltimore, maryland, was the second. and what concerned us, and we felt that we had read a lot about the history, the treatment, the poor treatment of the french toward the vietnamese, we were funding that war. in the 1950s. france as well. and, do you have any comments on our use of agent orange against the country that, as far as we could find, hadn't done anything to anybody? and were there any observations you came across on the 1968 democratic convention, and do you see any hope for this country learning something rather than perpetuating -- i did meet soldiers who said they saw shell oil trucks crossing the front lines into north vietnam. i don't know whether you came across any ties to the oil industry. as part of this. thank you. >> in terms of agent orange, i didn't actually run across much of that in terms of what i saw of the documents in the united states. it's one of these issues -- i mean, if i were alive in vietnam, i would have opposed american intervention. i think the situation over there was already complicated, and what u.s. inter
night in baltimore or any big city, the costs are astronomical. the states have a real problem. mark, does that clip show two different mitt romneys? it shows how tied in knots he is and afraid of making a mistake. this is an issue he knows well. any governor knows emergency room care z the stupid as possible way to provide care to people. plom is so afraid to say what he really thinks because he doesn't want to make a mistake. he can never win if he's tied on notes on something that close to his heart. >> that was painful to watch. okay. help me out here. who is? >> it goes to the core of the frustration. it's not about the party. it's not about anything other than tell us how you get us through. and the fact that you are saying two different things. >> can it be resolved? >> it can be as the governor of the state, this is now how we fund health care. we do have a prescription and this is what it is. >> tomorrow on "morning joe." former president bill clinton will join us. former florida governor jeb bush and goldie hawn. >> that's quite the lineup. two years ago, the people of bp m
of the aisle hope the refs lockout ends soon. this after a disputed field goal gave the baltimore raven a one-point win over the patriots and a series of botched calls and misapplied rules that have driven coaches, players and fans crazy. all this because of a labor dispute between the nfl and its regular referees that began when the league locked out the refs in june. the referees want more money, asking for more than the nfl's offer to increase their average salaries from $149,000 a year to $189,000. compare that to the median nfl player's salary, $770,000 a year. it's important to remember the average nfl playing career is only three and a half years. and most of the refs have other careers. so these aren't full-time jobs for them. the nfl wants to make the refs full-time and to add more refs so the average referee would make less money. the league also wants to move them from a pension systeto a 401(k). but in the context of a business that brings in $9.5 billion a year, it seems relatively solvable. red cashin, an nfl referee for 25 years through two super bowls doesn't blame the replace
a look at "oh say can't you see?" on today's new york post front page. and baltimore ravens fans chanted a curse on the live broadcast of sunday night football. >> [ bleep ]. >> that's the loudest manure chant i've ever heard. >> coach bill belichick even grabbed one of the refs after the game. >> oh boy. that's a few bucks. >> some of the replacement refs were even fired by the lingerie football league because they didn't measure up. we spoke by skype with lingerie league commissioner mitch mortanza. >> to have those same officials that weren't good enough for our game officiating in the nfl ranks was a bit shock. >> and of course the late-night comics are jumping in. david letterman's announcer even dressed up as a replacement ref. >> i had a [ bleep ] night last night. >> 200 degrees below today we're look at. >> check out this moment on a green bay tv station, wgba. they had a replacement weatherman delivering the weather. >> get outta here. what is going on? >> deborah: and keeping with thatle bit of humor the footlocker is using this scandal for extra publicity. the retail chain wh
after watching a baseball game in baltimore. he was thrown 30 feet in the air on impact and scraped along another 20 feet on the pavement after he hit the ground. i ran to his side and held him and called his name, but he was limp and still, without breath or pulse. his eyes were open with the empty stare of death, and we prayed, the two of us, there in the gutter, with only my voice. his injuries, inside and out, were massive, and for terrible days he lingered between life and death. tipper and i spent the next thirty days and nights at his bedside. our family was lifted and healed, in no small measure by the love, compassion and prayers of thousands of people, most of whom we never even knew. albert is plenty brave and strong, and with the support of three wonderful sisters-- karenna, kristin, and sarah-- and two loving parents who helped him with his exercises every morning and prayed for him every night, he pulled through. and now, thank god, he has fully recovered, and he runs and plays and torments his older sisters like any little boy. [applause] but that experience changed m
and -- the baghdad and canada are and not in baltimore or kansas city. >> that is the first time the u.s. conference of mayors at a foreign policy. >> since 1971, when we took on the vietnam war. that was controversial. this was not a war resolution. this is a nation-building resolution. we have to start investing in our temperature of share. we have a $2.20 trillion -- lion bill. simpson-bowles should be a template for how we fix things. right and left to say that the president did not adopt the recommendation for his own commission. he did not say that he was on the simpson-bowles commission and voted against it. he did not say if you know what it does, it cut spending and closes tax loopholes and raises revenues. $4e president's plan has trillion in spending. it closes tax loopholes and refuses to extend the bush tax cuts. when people say that we are taxing the rich, we are taxing them to where we work under the clinton administration when we created $23 million, when we took the bush policies -- bush 41 -- that brought us deficit and took it to surpluses and no deficit. mayors are very different
. >> host: john in baltimore, you are on with -- professor john lewis gaddis. >> caller: i have a question. as a high school instructor i was interested in exporting what you discussed with your reliance on the classics and the new curriculum you have been doing and being your opinion i was wondering which classics do you think could be used to best in for u.s. foreign policy regarding the situation in israel. >> guest: the problem with influencing u.s. foreign policy is policymakers don't read classical works. nobody in government has the time. henry kissinger famously said years ago that policymakers bring into the job the intellectual capital accumulated before they took the job and they draw down on it and that means what they learned in school. our program at yale is not a program of trying to influence current policy in any regard. we are not a think tank or anything like that. we are trying to think about what kinds of books you want the leaders of the country who may not be the leaders of the country for another 30 years what books would you want them to read and that was how we th
makary, a surgeon at johns hopkins hospitals in baltimore. here is his book. we have about a half-hour left on the "washington journal" this morning. coming up, our weekly america by the numbers segment. we will be looking at workplace safety issues. we will be right back. >> the first thing in our article here is getting medicare costs under control as the number-one priority. and it is the most untouchable thing. but that is going to cause more trouble than any other problem we got physically in the u.s. getting medicare costs under control is the number-one thing. >> usain also, surcharge smokers, and the obese for their medicare coverage. >> right. >> where did that idea come from? >> it came from oz. on the person that put it in the memo, but i did not have to fight hard for it. i ran something in the "washington post" where instead of calling people morbidly obese i called them mega-fatties and i was reduced by the "washington post" for being insensitive. and i guess i probably am. this is something that everybody knows to be true and someone has to pay for it. are not sayin
of baltimore, governor of maryland. has been a strong surrogate for the president. this weekend ended up getting in trouble on the question of, were you better off four years ago? let's hear him try to make up for that and more. martin o'malley, right now. >> two months since our declaration of independence, outnumbered and surrounded, washington's army is about to be crushed forever at brooklyn heights. the british are closing in. with america's future hanging in the balance, word is passed up and down the maryland line, fixed pfix ed bayonettes, we're moving forward, and they do. they hold off the breach just enough for washington's army to escape and fight another day. today there is a plaque by the mass graves of those citizen soldiers and it reads, "in honor of the maryland 400, who on this battlefield saved the american army." in times of adversity, you see, for our country, for the country we love, maryland always chooses to move forward. we understand that progress is a choice. job creation is a choice. whether we move forward or back, this, too, is a choice, and that is what thi
,, hello my name is daniel coburn and i am from baltimore, maryland. >> it was fantastic. he has a really top talent. >> it was a book you wanted to read before you came today? >> i actually read it before i came today and he has a new book out that i will be taking up when i get home. >> any other books that do you recommend as well? >> in general, i just finished up the king of gang of thrones book. very entertaining to read. >> with you currently reading now? >> well, i'm going to be picking up the oath. >> here at the 12th annual national book festival on the national mall in washington dc, we are joined by david rubenstein, cochair of the carlyle group and a benefactor of the national book festival. mr. rubin side, with your connection? >> i have been involved with the library of congress for a while. i agreed to put up $5 million to help get funded for the next five years. and so that was my initial contact. subsequently, i provided additional money so it could be a two-day affair. originally it was a one-day event. today is the second day, it's a sunday. that is my connection. >> a
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